Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 346 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #291 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 1017 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #205 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 282 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #217 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 444 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #70 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract text from xml - 110 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #35 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2487 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #194 / 748
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2966 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #419 / 772
  • Number of attempts: 5
un-C-escape string - 58 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #704 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 566 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #34 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 977 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #128 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replacing some words - 420 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #97 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make it more readable - 1955 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #348 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3492 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #625 / 756
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2117 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6736 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #508 / 1651
  • Number of attempts: 3
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